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Can You Work In The Medical Field With Hiv

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Work in medical field with HIV?

My partner is HIV+, and has recently gone back to school to become a medical assistant. Doing well in school, but he is now wondering: Can potential employers in the medical field ask him his HIV status? If so, can they deny him a position due to...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Please check out the numerous questions and answers in this forum about HIV-positive nurses, to get an idea of the shape of the playing field on this issue. Direct questions about HIV or any other disability are not legal. The appropriate question... Read more »

Should those with AIDS/HIV be allowed to work in the medical field???

I am wondering if are those infected with the AIDS/HIV virus are allowed with to work in the... Read more »

working in the medical field

I have just found out I have HIV. I was considering retraining to become a podiatrist. Could you... Read more »
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Q&A: Errol Fields on Young Black Gay Men and Perceptions of HIV Risk

Last week, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released the results to a recent study about young black gay men and its findings are interesting. Errol Fields, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. By interviewing 35 young black gay men, ages... Read more »
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Merck HIV Vaccine Trial Results: Hopes Dim for Struggling Field

Immunizations in a trial of Merck's HIV vaccine were stopped when it was determined that the vaccine was not working. There are now concerns that the vaccine may have increased the risk of HIV infection in some participants. On September 18, 2007,... Read more »
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Way out in left field

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was diagnosed in August of 2003 w/ a vl or 750,000... and CD 4 count of 169/w no symptoms. Since then I have been on Combivir and Sustiva, my VL is undetectable and CD4 is 280. I was initially devastated. I have 2 small children, that are neg... Read more »

I work with AIDS patients

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I work with AIDS patients a lot and it's such a good time now.
There is so much hope in the air. The AIDS floors are emptying
out and people are feeling more control over their lives. I've
been through the hard times and now it's so nice and... Read more »

SWF,HIV infected through work

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,

Just checking to see if I'm the only person in this world who contracted this disease through their job. Ironically, I am a Medical Technologist who worked as a supervisor and taught students blood precautions when doing their job. After 13 years... Read more »

Lab work

Posted by deadbody, 2 Replies
Hi, What does lab work measure exactly, they say viral load, but it cant tell if you are HIV+, so how comes, which viral load then it measures, can someone clarify this issue to me in regard to the viral load and why a Lab blood work can not be used... Read more »